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Total publications found: 14

Absenteeism in primary health centres in Nigeria: leveraging power, politics and kinship

Authors: Aloysius Odii, Obinna Onwujekwe, Eleanor Hutchinson, Prince Agwu, Charles Orjiakor, Pamela Ogbozor, Pallavi Roy, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: December 2022

Background Primary health centres (PHCs) in Nigeria suffer critical shortages of health workers, aggravated by chronic absenteeism that has been attributed to insufficient resources to govern ...

Exploring the nature, enabling factors and solutions to corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Nigeria tertiary health institutions: a qualitative study

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Eleanor Hutchinson, Pallavi Roy, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: March 2022

Pharmaceuticals account for a large share of health budgets, second only to salaries of the workforce in most countries. Coupled with the complexity of managing multiple ...

Supply-side factors influencing informal payment for healthcare services in Tanzania

Authors: Peter Binyaruka, Dina Balabanova, Martin McKee, Eleanor Hutchinson, Antonio Andreoni, Mary Ramesh, Blake Angell, Ntuli Kapologwe, Masuma Mamdani
Publication date: May 2021

Informal payments for healthcare are widespread in sub-Saharan Africa. They are often regressive, potentially limiting access to quality healthcare, particularly for the most vulnerable, and ...

Corruption in the procurement of pharmaceuticals in Anglophone sub‑Saharan Africa: a scoping literature review

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Prince Agwu, Aloysius Odii, Charles Orjiakor, Divine Obodoechi, Chukwudi Nwokolo C, Pallavi Roy, Eleanor Hutchinson, Martin McKee, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: October 2020

The cost of procuring pharmaceutical products – especially medicines – represents a major share of public health spending. At the same time, the significant financial resources ...

Exploring health-sector absenteeism and feasible solutions: evidence from the primary healthcare level in Enugu, South East Nigeria

Authors: Obinna Onwujekwe, Aloysius Odii, Prince Agwu, Charles Orjiakor, Pamela Ogbozor, Eleanor Hutchinson, Martin McKee, Pallavi Roy, Uche Obi, Chinyere Onalu, Dina Balabanova
Publication date: September 2019

Many studies have found that absenteeism undermines the effective delivery of healthcare. However, most studies focus on high-income countries. Low-income countries have been largely ignored in ...

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